Star Wars Celebration Day 1 is currently underway where it has been announced The Mandalorian Season 3 has a February 2023 release date.
While it was hoped the series would return in December, the official Star Wars Twitter account tweeted that The Mandalorian Season 3 gets released sometime in February of 2023.
Fans at Star Wars Celebration were also shown exclusive footage from Season 3 (update: watch the trailer here) that showed Mando dealing with the repercussions of removing his helmet, and it was also announced that Katee Sackhoff will be returning as Bo-Katan Kryze in an antagonist role.
The last we saw of The Mandalorian was in The Book of Boba Fett when Mando reunited with Grogu which also featured the return of Luke Skywalker. It has also been said The Mandalorian Season 3 will follow a reunited Mando and Baby Yoda.
Mando has also been tasked with restoring his honor due to removing his helmet as he has been quested to visit “the living waters” beneath the mines on the planet Mandalore; however, the Empire carpet-bombed the entire planet in their great purge of Mandalorians from the galaxy.
Regarding Katee Sackhoff and Bo-Katan playing the antagonist role in The Mandalorian Season 3, it has to do with the Darksaber and the rightful heir to rule Mandalore, as the end of Season 2 saw Mando win the Darksaber, but Bo-Katan once held it and wants to again, so she needs to win it back. When she previously held it, she possessed the Darksaber without having won it which per Mandalorian prophecy is supposed to doom Mandalore.
The series starring Pedro Pascal is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order following the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
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